NPD Sales Results for June 2014 [Up3: All Hardware (June/LTD), Top 10 Software SKUs]



By popular demand, the Gamecrate (NewEgg) numbers are included in the OP now. Yes, they're real.



Overall retail sales were up 24% year over year.

Hardware sales were up 106% year over year.

Software sales were down 3% year over year.


1. Watch Dogs (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, PC)
2. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
3. Minecraft (360, PS3)
4. UFC (PS4, Xbox One)
5. FIFA 14 (PS4, 360, Xbox One, PS3, Vita)
6. NBA 2K14 (360, PS3, PS4, Xbox One, PC)
7. Wolfenstein: The New Order (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3, PC)
8. Call of Duty: Ghosts (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Wii U, PC)
9. Tomodachi Life (3DS)
10. Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3)

-Tomodachi Life: 175K (retail + digital)
-"Xbox adds that XB1 and 360 'combined sold the most games across all console platforms.' #NPD"
-Mario Kart: 470K (physical + digital, 885K LTD)


PS4: #1 best selling
3DS: 150K (up 55% over May, was 225K last June)
Wii U: ~140K (up 233% over last June)

-“Combined sales of Xbox One and PS4 are over 80 percent higher than the combined totals for Xbox 360 and PS3 – an indication of the strength of the start of this new console generation,” said Callahan.

Other Info:

Piper Jaffray via jvm said:
June NPD video game software sales fell -3% y/y, but Q2 overall grew 9%. Next gen SW represented 31% of total sales in June, compared to 43% in May and 22% in April, major titles in the month of June included Watch Dogs (Ubisoft), Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo), and UFC (EA). These Jun-14 releases were not strong enough, however, to offset a strong title from Sony (The Last of Us) in Jun-13.

Straight from Sony PR:

  • PlayStation 4 was #1 in sales for the sixth consecutive month and remains the cumulative leader for next generation game consoles.
  • PlayStation 4 was #1 for next generation software sales, with PS4 leading two of the top three titles.
  • PlayStation was #1 in combined home console hardware sales (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3) for the month.
  • The biggest next generation software titles, including Watch_Dogs, UFC and FIFA 14, were #1 on PlayStation 4, further demonstrating that PS4 is the platform of choice for blockbuster games.

Mario Kart 8 is Top-Selling Game in June, Has Sold More than 885,000 Units in the U.S. in First Five Weeks

After firing out of the gate at the end of May, Mario Kart 8 had an even stronger second lap. The game was the top-selling physical software SKU in the U.S. in June, and sold more than 470,000 physical and digital units.This brings its lifetime total to more than 885,000 units in the U.S. alone. Mario Kart 8 is also driving new momentum for the Wii U platform and its library of great titles, which includes an industry-best 15 games with a Metacritic score of 85 or higher. Sales of hardware and software in June 2014 were up 233 percent and 373 percent, respectively, over June 2013. For the first half of the year, total sales of Wii U hardware and software have increased by 48 percent and 129 percent, respectively, over the same period in 2013.

“These results reinforce the power of the Mario Kart franchise and speak to a bright future for the Wii U platform,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “History has shown that Mario Kart games tend to have an extremely long tail. We fully expect Mario Kart 8 to continue to drive momentum for our hardware and software business through the holidays and into the foreseeable future.”

Nintendo 3DS also had a strong month: Hardware sales in June increased by more than 55 percent over sales in May, and Tomodachi Life sold more than 175,000 combined physical and digital units after launching on June 6.

Looking ahead to the rest of 2014, Wii U has a great lineup of upcoming games and amiibo, Nintendo’s foray into the toys-to-life category, that will help Nintendo build on its Mario Kart 8 momentum. Notable titles on the way include: Hyrule Warriors (Sept. 26), Bayonetta 2 (October), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Holiday) and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Holiday). Likewise, three of the most anticipated games of the year are coming exclusively to Nintendo 3DS in 2014: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Oct. 3) and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire (Nov. 21).


Membero Americo
360 Watch_Dogs selling better than Xbox One, smh.
Mario Kart 8 Top 2, yes!
Tomodachi Life in Top 10!? HOLY!
360 Watch Dogs > Xbone is kinda weird to me. Doesn't seem like a good sign for the Xbone.

Most 360 owners I know/talk to at work are content and have no plans on upgrading. PS3 owners, however, are all wanting the PS4. 360 is gonna be an evergreen console (if that's a thing) and its continued success doesn't bode well for the Xbone.
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